One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of two isomeric bicyclic anhydrides (C₆H₁₀O₄) of mannitol, originally obtained by the action of butyric acid on mannitol.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Watts (1815–1884), chemist. From French mannide from manne + -ide, after mannite mannite.
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